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  1. Are we really doing the “Barry Zito has figured it out” thing again?

    May 1, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Barry Zito

    There’s an article in the San Francisco Chronicle San Jose Mercury News about Barry Zito’s return to fine form. It’s totally encouraging: Zito is off to one of the best starts of a 13-year career that has been mostly downhill since he came to the Giants in 2007. His first four starts have produced a…

  2. The Mets win a weird one

    Apr 21, 2012, 7:44 PM EDT

    Mets Giants Getty

    The Mets beat the Giants 5-4 this afternoon, but whether anyone actually deserved to win, well, that’s up for debate. The Mets certainly appeared to be in control entering the top of the ninth, as Frank Francisco was handed a 4-1 lead after Mike Pelfrey tossed eight innings of one-run ball. However, Francisco was pulled…

  3. Buster Posey scratched… due to shingles?

    Apr 11, 2012, 6:04 PM EDT

    Buster Posey

    Buster Posey was a late scratch from Wednesday’s starting lineup due to a shingles, CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly reports. According to Baggarly, Posey said he came down with the painful rash and blisters after Sunday’s game and that it made it difficult for him to sleep. Still, he expects to play Thursday. With Posey…

  4. Pablo Sandoval is going back behind the plate

    Apr 6, 2012, 9:38 PM EDT

    Pablo Sandoval catching

    Pablo Sandoval hasn’t caught a major league game since May 8, 2009, but the Giants have asked him to prepare for emergency duty with rookie Hector Sanchez as the lone backup to Buster Posey on the active roster. While Sandoval is quite comfortable with his regular gig at third base, he told Andrew Baggarly of…

  5. Buster Posey to catch three straight to begin the year

    Apr 6, 2012, 12:47 AM EDT

    Buster Posey

    It doesn’t look like Buster Posey‘s workload will be too limited initially. The Giants plan to have him catch all three of their games this weekend before giving him his first day off on Monday. Rookie Hector Sanchez will catch Barry Zito in the team’s fourth game. Posey has made terrific progress in recovering from…

  6. Taking the Belt to Bruce Bochy

    Mar 20, 2012, 8:40 PM EDT

    Brandon Belt

    CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly thinks the lineup the Giants used today is the one Bruce Bochy will go with on Opening Day as well. Which should please fans of the other NL West teams. CF Angel Pagan LF Melky Cabrera 3B Pablo Sandoval C Buster Posey 1B Aubrey Huff RF Nate Schierholtz 2B Ryan…

  7. Hector Sanchez adds two more homers in bid to make Giants

    Mar 12, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Hector Sanchez

    No catcher has played in 100 major league games in his age-22 season since Brian McCann in 2006. Hector Sanchez probably won’t be the next — actually, Kansas City’s Salvador Perez figures to pull off the feat if he stays healthy this season — but he is bidding to make the Giants as a backup…

  8. Running down the rosters: San Francisco Giants

    Feb 16, 2012, 11:47 PM EDT

    Tim Lincecum, Buster Posey

    Coming off a disappointing 86-76 finish in 2011, the Giants’ big moves this winter were a pair of underwhelming trades: Jonathan Sanchez for Melky Cabrera and Andres Torres plus Ramon Ramirez for Angel Pagan. To say the least, they didn’t make the kind of splash their fans were hoping for (but have come not to…

  9. Buster Posey aiming to take batting practice and run the bases in early February

    Jan 10, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    posey wide

    Time for another update on Buster Posey‘s recovery from the broken leg that ended his sophomore season on May 25. Chris Haft of MLB.com reports that Posey has now progressed to 30- and 60-yard sprints along with additional agility drills and “mild distance running.” Posey has yet to go through live batting practice and isn’t…

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